The DeLand Municipal Airport / Sidney Taylor Field in the northeast section of the city accommodates private and charter aircraft. The airport is home to Skydive DeLand, one of the world's leading skydiving centers. Daytona Beach International Airport, 20 miles east of DeLand via U.S. 92 or I-4, Orlando International Airport, 50 miles south and Sanford International Airport, 25 miles south provide air service worldwide.
New residents are required to obtain a Florida title and tag within 10 days of filing for homestead exemption, enrolling children in school or accepting employment in Florida. Florida vehicle and boat registrations in an individual's name(s) expire at midnight on the first owner's birthday. Expiration dates for vehicles registered in company names, leased vehicles, mobile homes and other types of registrations vary. Check the registration for correct expiration dates. Acceptable proof of Florida insurance can be a policy, binder or valid insurance card. Motorcycles, trailers, mobile homes and vessels are exempt from insurance requirements. Volusia County Tag and Title office in DeLand: 123 W. Indiana Ave. (386) 736-5936 and Orange City, 2744 Enterprise Rd.
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 120 S Florida Ave 2nd Floor of City Hall in downtown DeLand. The Mission of the DeLand Chamber of Commerce is to be an advocate for its members by helping the business community identify and respond to challenges, providing opportunities for networking, education and deliberation, and developing community leaders. The Chamber also has a Member Services & Information Center. Chamber offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except certain holidays. Telephone: (386) 734-4331 - Fax: (386) 734-4333.
Of the six incorporated cities in West Volusia County, two were born within the past ten years, placing them among Florida's newest municipalities. DeBary officially became a city on December 31, 1994 while the City of Deltona came into being in late 1995. Each of the others -- DeLand, Orange City, Lake Helen, Cassadaga and Pierson - date back more than 100 years.
A person wishing to become a legal resident of Florida may file a Declaration of Domicile in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, located in the County Courthouse at 101 N. Alabama Ave. in downtown DeLand. (386) 822-5760
Anyone operating a motor vehicle in Florida must have a valid driver's license. If you move to Florida and have a valid license from another state, you must get a Florida license within 30 days of becoming a resident (when you enroll children in school, register to vote, or file for Homestead Exemption). Persons operating motorcycles are required to have a motorcycle endorsement on the Florida license. DeLand area residents may take the driver's examination at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles - 330 E. New York Ave. Examinations are by appointment; call 736-5332, or you may walk in.
CareerSource Flagler Volusia (state employment office) and the Florida Unemployment Compensation office are located in Orange City and for help in finding employment and (386) 323-7079 for unemployment compensation assistance and information.
DeLand's main fire station is located at 201 W. Howry Avenue. This fully-equipped facility is staffed by 27 full-time firefighters and reservists that assist the Fire Department. Mutual aid agreements exist among DeLand, Volusia County and surrounding communities. DeLand's insurance rating is class 5 (ISO). The North end fire station is located on International Speedway Blvd. adjacent to the Food Lion Shopping Center.
The offices of the Volusia County Health Department are at the Woodland Plaza shopping center, 1380 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand. (386) 822-6215 and in Deltona, 3151 Howland Blvd. (386) 789-7507
Florida Hospital DeLand is located at 701 W. Plymouth Avenue in DeLand and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is at 1055 Saxon Blvd. in Orange City. Florida Hospital DeLand has 156 beds plus 19 pediatric bassinets, a 24-hour emergency room, and a staff of 175 affiliated doctors and 820 supporting personnel. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has 139 beds, a 24-hour outpatient clinic, cardiac cath lab and a staff of 236 affiliated doctors and more than 860 support personnel. Both are fully accredited acute-care hospitals.
The DeLand Public Library, 130 E. Howry Ave, (386) 822-6430; DeBary Library, 200 N. charles R. Beall Blvd., (386) 668-3835; Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., (386) 789-7207; Lake Helen Library, 221 N. Euclid Ave., (386) 228-1152; Orange City Library, 148 Albertus Way, (386) 775-5270; Pierson Library, 115 N. Volusia Ave., (386) 749-6930
Hunters and fisherman between the ages of 16 and 64 must have a license. To qualify for a resident's license, you must have lived in Florida for one year and in Volusia County for six months. A license stamp is required for hunting in designated management areas. Contact the Volusia County Finance Department, 123 W. Indiana Avenue, DeLand. Telephone (386) 736-5938.
DeLand Police Department: 734-1711
Deltona Police Department: 860-7030
Lake Helen Police Department: 228-2145
DeBary - Sheriff's Department: 668-3830
Volusia County Sheriff's Department: 736-5961
The Volusia County Sheriff's Department has 820 personnel, including 470 sworn officers.
Enrollment of a child in Florida public schools for the first time involves certain requirements. For information, contact Volusia County School Board, 200 N. Clara Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720. Telephone 734-7190. Click here for more info
Stetson University; Daytona State College - West Campus ,University of Central Florida - West Campus, and Florida Technical College are located in West Volusia.
Located at 1629 S. Adelle Avenue in DeLand. Call local number 866-964-7396 for appointment; call 800-772-1213 for information.
Florida has no state personal income tax. Real estate taxes are levied by cities, counties and school districts and, in some cases, special taxing districts. Taxes are based on 100% fair market valuation of business and residential properties. Taxes on personal residences may be reduced by Homestead, Widow's and/or Disability Exemptions, depending on the owner's individual status. Exemption forms are available at the office of the Volusia County Property Appraiser, 123 W. Indiana Ave. in DeLand. Contact the Volusia County Property Appraiser's office for details on all exemptions. Telephone 736-5901. Click here for more information
VOTRAN inter- and intra-city bus service; AMTRAK at DeLand; Greyhound; Taxi service; Rental car agencies; St. Johns River navigable to Jacksonville; Major Trucking lines; Charter air service at DeLand Airport; Daytona Beach International Airport, 20 miles east of DeLand and Orlando International Airport, 50 miles south of DeLand. Sanford International Airport, 25 miles south of DeLand.
Volusia County Department of Veteran Affairs, 123 W. Indiana Ave. DeLand. Telephone (386) 740-5102.